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Physical Sciences & Nursing Librarian ? Contractually Limited Appointment 
(18 months)
Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University Libraries

York University Libraries seek a self-directed, innovative, collaborative, 
and public service-oriented librarian to serve in a full-time position as 
the Physical Sciences & Nursing Librarian who will provide excellent 
reference, liaison and collection services in the Steacie Science and 
Engineering Library. 
Steacie Science and Engineering Library is one of four libraries within 
the York University Libraries system. The Steacie Science and Engineering 
Library attracts half a million visitors per year and provides specialized 
resources, reference services, and information literacy sessions to the 
science, engineering, and health programs of York University. The Library 
takes pride in its extensive information literacy program and online 
learning support initiatives. Five full-time librarians, and 5.5 full-time 
support staff are currently based in the Steacie Science and Engineering 

This Librarian will support teaching, learning, and research in science 
and technology and nursing, serving as the liaison to the Department of 
Chemistry, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of 
Nursing. The Librarian will liaise proactively and build relationships 
with students, researchers and instructors in the undergraduate and 
graduate science programs as well as establish partnerships within the 
University and beyond. The Librarian will employ technology in innovative 
ways to deliver tools and services that support teaching, learning, and 
research at the University; provide library instruction; develop and 
maintain subject research guides; work with colleagues to provide, 
promote, manage and evaluate library services, resources and collections; 
develop an understanding of the research culture, data needs and 
publication trends of science, technology and nursing researchers; and 
collaborate with colleagues to support the data management, curation, and 
visualization needs of these research communities. This position requires 
a strong background knowledge in the physical sciences as the successful 
candidate will deliver research assistance and library instruction on 
advanced library research tools in science, technology, and health - 
particularly for chemistry, physics and astronomy, and nursing. The 
Librarian will also participate in project and committee work for York 
University Libraries and the University. Some evening and weekend hours 
may be required.

An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent. 
Educational background in the sciences, which includes physical sciences.
Demonstrated understanding of information literacy and research 
competencies in science, technology and health.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and an ability to teach 
in a variety of settings and formats. 
Demonstrated understanding of the research culture of science, technology 
and health, including scholarly communication, publishing trends and 
corresponding needs of faculty and researchers in the physical sciences 
and health.
Demonstrated expertise with relevant information sources in science, 
technology, and health particularly for chemistry, physics and astronomy, 
including chemical structure searching; and in nursing. 
Demonstrated ability to support students and researchers with research 
applications such as citation management and scholarly networking tools.
Demonstrated interest in research data management and curation, as well as 
knowledge of discipline-specific research data repositories. 
Demonstrated ability to provide reference services.
Strong public service philosophy, and evidence of professional initiative 
and leadership.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including skill in public 
Ability to work collegially with a diverse population of colleagues and 
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and manage priorities.
Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into 
the delivery of information services. 
Evidence of interest in research, publication and professional 

This is an 18-month contractually limited appointment with the designation 
of Adjunct Librarian and is appropriate for a librarian with up to five 
years of post-MLIS experience. Librarians and archivists at York 
University have academic status and are members of the York University 
Faculty Association bargaining unit ( Salary is 
commensurate with qualifications. The position is available from January 
1, 2016. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 
YORK UNIVERSITY is helping shape the global thinkers who will define 
tomorrow. Our unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich 
diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that 
set us apart. As an internationally recognized research university, York?s 
11 Faculties and 27 research centres have well-established partnerships 
with 280+ leading universities worldwide.  Located in Toronto, York is the 
third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 
students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 275,000 
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values 
diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. 
The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, 
people with disabilities, and women, can be found at 
or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are 
encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents 
will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and 
Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade 
Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the 
Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). 

York University's resources include centres relating to gender equity, 
race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. 
York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination 
toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups regardless of gender, 
sexual orientation or ability. 
Deadline for the submission of applications is November 5, 2015. 
Applications should include a covering letter that relates qualifications 
to the requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the 
names and contact information of three referees.  Applications should be 
sent to: 

Chair, Physical Sciences & Nursing Librarian Appointment Committee 
York University Libraries 
516 Scott Library 
4700 Keele Street 
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 
Fax: 416-736-5451 
Email: [log in to unmask] 

Applications should be sent by mail, or by e-mail or fax with a hardcopy 

University Librarian's Office
York University Libraries